How Environmental Factors Influencing Personality

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Personality is not solely determined by genetic characteristics. Heredity provides only the blueprint in terms of chromosomes and genes. However, the ability to operate on that gene is largely dependent on the presence of a suitable environment. For example, a person may have mathematical ability but this ability cannot be refined unless that person is provided … Read more

Dimensions of Personality

Let me ask you a question. How many people have you met since you were a child? Thousands would be a reasonable answer. Another question is how many of these folks have personality traits in common? In terms of personality, a realistic answer is that none of them was comparable or identical. They may have … Read more

Definitions Of Personality

According to Allport (1961) personality is the “dynamic organisation within the individual of those psycho-physical systems that determine his unique adjustment to his environment”. It suggests that a person’s personality “resides” within him or her and that these systems are intertwined into an organisation.Personality is dynamic rather than static, and the organisational pattern affects the … Read more

Allport’s Trait Theory

Gordon Allport was one of the first modern trait theorists. Allport and Henry Odbert worked through two of the most comprehensive dictionaries of the English language available and extracted around 18,000 personality-describing words. From this list, they reduced the number of words to approximately 4,500 personality-describing adjectives which they considered to describe observable and relatively … Read more

Characteristic Features Of Personality

The term personality is often understood to be one who impresses other people and who has not the ability is said to have relatively poor personality. However, if one considers personality form a scientific point of view, being attractive to others is not a true concept of personality. There are following characteristic features of personality, … Read more